A “Family Support Team” is extremely important when you have a chronic progressive disease like Parkinson’s.  I’ve always had family that would do anything for each other, however, now I realize how blessed I am to have so many siblings and their families.  We have always been close, but I feel the bond is getting stronger each day.

Since my diagnoses, I’ve had family clean house, grocery shop, drive me places, attend Parkinson’s events, fundraise, play at the beach and in the snow, plus send me a cheerful note or two.  These are things that families go out of their way to do and  I am so thankful to have so many.

A family is not only blood, but also close friends.   I want them to know how grateful I am to them.  Friends that make a call, get me out of house to go to lunch, Facebook me something to make me laugh, drive me to Florida, let me stay in their home, and take me to beach to play.  Memories I will never forget.

I plan in the next 30 days to send out notes of thanks.  I hope you can do the same.

© Written by Mary Killian

5 thoughts on “Family Support Team

  1. Family is so important. We are the caregivers of a Pd patient. And if only his children would come and visit… It would mean the world to him… Kids just don’t understand..but these kids are in their 30s

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    1. No kids don’t understand. Everyone is too busy with their own lives and jobs that they don’t take the time to smell the tulips. I hope and pray they make time for him soon.


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